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The selfish mind is a small, miserable mind whereas the selfless mind is vast, light and happy. The selfish person brings problems to himself, those around him, society and the world. The compassionate person, by helping others, not only frees them from problems but also brings himself true happiness.

If we don't understand why we need to develop compassion, we'll never put in the effort. Geshe Tashi will talk about what the cultivation of compassion means to us as Buddhists and offer down-to-earth advice on how and why we must begin to generate compassion in every situation.

What made Shakymuni Buddha the teacher he was and allowed him to attain full enlightenment was his powerful compassion. He wasn't born with this courageous and powerful mind, but developed it over time using specific methods and a lot of effort. Geshe Tashi will share some techniques with us along with explaining how it is only by developing a compassionate selfless mind that we will be able to achieve our goal to help others and our true potential to become a Buddha .


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